Thursday, April 9, 2009
Thursday Thirteen - 14 th week of the new TT
This weeks Thursday Thirteen is a tour of the most famous and infamous city beach suburb near Melbourne...St. Kilda. It has always been a favorite place to visit during the day and night. When I was a child my parents and I would spend our Christmas holidays lazing on the beach, sleeping and eating. The darker side of the suburb was not so out in the open back then.
A week ago I spent a few hours in St. Kilda. By day it is a fashionable, very trendy street full of coffee shops, restaurants, clothing stores and interesting things for a lens happy person like me. This suburb is only a stones throw from downtown Melbourne and by night is the red light district. During the day this suburb looks just like any other, by night it takes on a sleazy face that is pretty ugly. It amazes me that a place can have two different personalities, so incredibly different.
I found a park and this Moreton Bay Fig took my fancy. The Canopy of branches and leaves is huge and the root system is all light and shadow...irresistible to me and my lens
This very strange looking thing is the lower trunk of the palm tree in the photo below. I thought it very curious that three quarters of the palm is ordinary palm trunk and the bottom three feet is like this just before the dirt. I know these palms are very old, perhaps that's why they look like this. Any body know?
I have noticed of late there are not a lot of birds around, flying in formation or sitting on wires like there used to be. So when I saw this group of pigeons I took a series of snaps just in case I don't see any again for a long time.
After photographing the pigeons on the wire I saw this bird coming toward me and really you have to laugh cos it's not much of a capture...it was part of being in St. Kilda that day.
I have so many places I want to photograph in Melbourne and too little time. Hmm there's more than 13 photos...bonus! Happy TT! :)
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